Expert Analysis

Job App Compliance As State Fair Hiring Laws Proliferate

As more states and localities continue to pass fair hiring laws that bar employers from soliciting certain informa... (more story)

Pa. Ruling Reminds Employers To Rethink Cannabis Testing

A Pennsylvania state court’s recent decision in Palmiter v. Commonwealth Health Systems joins other state court ru... (more story)

PAGA Ruling Unlocks Manageability Defense For Employers

A California appellate court’s recent first-of-its-kind holding in Wesson v. Staples recognized that claim managea... (more story)

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NLRB Judge Says Union Unlawfully Locked Down Contact Info

A theater workers union violated federal labor law by requiring workers to have a subpoena and ask permission in order to access contact information about others who used the union hiring hall, a National Labo... (more story)

NYC's Teacher COVID Vax Mandate Cleared By Federal Judge

A federal judge shut down New York City public school teachers' attempt to block the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate that requires them to get at least one jab within the next few days, saying their claims tha... (more story)

Employer Attys Say New NLRB Policy Discourages Settlement

Management-side attorneys have predicted that a recent memo from the National Labor Relations Board's top prosecutor may discourage employers from settling cases and lead to more litigation, though union advoc... (more story)

Mass. Police Union Can't Halt Vax Mandate For Bargaining

A Massachusetts state court judge on Thursday denied a bid by the state's police union to block Gov. Charlie Baker's vaccine mandate for executive branch employees, saying the public health benefits outweigh a... (more story)

NLRB Judge Scolds Union Atty Over 'Unfounded Attacks'

A National Labor Relations Board judge slammed a union-side attorney Thursday for making "unfounded ad hominem attacks" accusing the agency official of engaging in bias during a hearing in a case involving the... (more story)

NYC Passes Laws To Better Food Delivery Worker Conditions

The New York City Council on Thursday passed a legislative package to improve working conditions for food delivery couriers employed by apps such as Grubhub and Uber Eats, saying the six bills will help set mi... (more story)

Retirees Get Green Light For $8M Deal With Pension Plan

An Arizona federal court gave an early nod Thursday to a nearly $8 million settlement between a United Food and Commercial Workers pension plan and a worker suing on behalf of nearly 400 retirees who claimed t... (more story)

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Ky. Hospital Workers Can't Block Vaccine Mandate

A Kentucky federal judge declined to provide a preliminary injunction to a group of hospital workers attempting to block their employer's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, ruling Friday that they have neither shown th... (more story)

Tesla Can't Exclude Juror Based On Race, Judge Rules

A California federal judge sustained a Batson challenge during jury selection Friday raised by counsel for a Black ex-Tesla worker claiming that the electric vehicle company's Northern California factory was a... (more story)

9th Circ. Sends Ex-Tinder Exec's Assault Suit To Arbitration

A former Tinder executive must arbitrate her claims that the dating app company mistreated and fired her for speaking up about her sexual assault by its parent company's then-CEO, the Ninth Circuit decided Friday.

EEOC Weekly Recap: Flurry Of New Litigation

As the 2021 fiscal year begins to draw to a close, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has unloosed an avalanche of lawsuits. It filed multiple disability suits related to the COVID-19 pandemic, h... (more story)

Yale, Workers Cut Tentative Deal To End Wellness Policy Suit

Yale University agreed to settle a disability and genetic information bias suit alleging it unlawfully used financial penalties to coerce workers into a wellness program, with a Connecticut federal judge givin... (more story)

White NY Sportscaster Must Arbitrate Race Bias Case

A New York federal court held that an arbitration clause in a former SportsNet New York commentator's employment contract preempted him from suing the network over his claims that he was pulled off a panel and... (more story)

7th Circ. Panel Says Walmart Can't Rewrite Facts In ADA Trial

A Seventh Circuit panel on Friday suggested Walmart hasn't "come to grips" with the evidence presented at a trial in which jurors found the retailer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by pushing out ... (more story)

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Judge Pushes To Update Arbitration Law For 21st Century

A Third Circuit judge has sent a strong signal that it's time for Congress to revamp a 96-year-old federal law's provision freeing certain transportation workers from workplace arbitration clauses, given that ... (more story)

Colleges Eye Appeal After Athletes OK'd To Pursue Wage Suit

Five universities are seeking to immediately appeal a Pennsylvania federal judge's ruling that allowed a proposed class of student athletes to sue for minimum wage pay, arguing Thursday that other courts have ... (more story)

Chamber Tells Justices PAGA Ruling Dilutes Arbitration Rules

A Ninth Circuit ruling allowing California Private Attorneys General Act claims to be litigated in court even if there is an arbitration agreement lets workers circumvent arbitration responsibilities, the U.S.... (more story)

Old Dominion Hit With Switchers' Overtime Wages Suit

A proposed class and collective action of switchers from Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. filed a suit in New York federal court accusing the shipping company of failing to pay overtime wages, lying about time r... (more story)

Rhode Island Exotic Dancers Win $1.5M Deal In Wages Suit

A Rhode Island federal judge preliminarily approved a class action settlement of $1.5 million to exotic dancers for a suit claiming their employer misclassified the adult entertainers and owed them unpaid wages.

Workers Say Ohio Nursing Facility Chain Stiffed Them On OT

An Ohio company that operates a chain of nursing homes failed to pay them the overtime they were entitled to, according to a proposed class and collective action filed Friday in federal court.

Olam Nabs Approval Of $4.5M Wage Deal On 3rd Attempt

An Olam Americas Inc. unit and a group of employees agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging workers were not paid for off-the-clock work, after a California federal judge preliminarily approved the $4.5 million de... (more story)